Retro Grooves

Retro Grooves

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Unfortunately the days of your DJ turning up with crates of vinyl records and wearing clothing of the day are long gone. Because of the convenience of today’s music formats, download and streaming sites that are available to us, the digital age has taking over and these reflect the way we listen to music. Here at New Forest DJ Services, I not only cater for today’s modern tastes, but I am also passionate and respect the past.

Having been a DJ for over 35 years now, I have been through all the transitions technology could throw at me. Vinyl to CD & Mini-Disc and then to a Laptop really only because of the convenient format of today’s music.

But I always longed for the traditional record to make a return.

Then in June 2013, I had one of those moments that made me rethink my business. I was providing DJ services for a wedding in the New Forest and I had a visitor to my DJ booth. A man enjoying his later years shall we say said to me “you’re not a proper dj are you”. I referred him to the full dance floor and the happy faces of the guests and asked him to explain his comment. “Well you use a laptop. Whatever happened to the vinyl DJ who used to spin records, such a shame they disappeared”.

Well who was I to argue. And that is why I started Retro Grooves.

Recently there has been a resurgence in vinyl sales and records are once again in vogue (particularly with the younger generation who missed out on this format the first time round). So this is a great time to be offering a vinyl only DJ service.

IMG_1392_SBut anyone can put on a few records and call themselves a DJ I hear you say? Well if you book Retro Grooves you will not only be transported back to the traditional days of the discoteque with a retro styled light show, you will also hear only the very best songs and artists from the golden era of music and records, the late 1950s to the end of the 1980s played from original vinyl 7″ singles (which you can see here).

So Retro Grooves can provide DJ entertainment on vinyl throughout the south for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, staff & christmas parties and a speciality of mine, theme nights. I am proud to say all my business comes from recommendations and referrals (please see the Testimonials I have received over the past year).

If you would like to book Retro Grooves for your event, please contact me here and make it a unique celebration you and your guests will always remember and talk about for years to come!

Retro Disc

New Forest DJ Services – one of the very few mobile discos offering an alternative service and supplying a disc jockey instead of a laptop.

Please contact me here to find out availability, to receive a quote or to arrange an informal meeting at a venue of your choice. I very much look forward to supplying my services for your event.